Okay, stop trying to calculate my age. I’m up there.
Anyway, our age difference can make it difficult to think of activities that we can do together. She’s at a different place in her life, however, the one thing we both love is crafting and vintage finds.
Lucky for us, there was a vintage fair open while she was here and we had the chance to attend. We were in vintage and handmade heaven! There were so many beautiful goodies, but it was the bohemian style dream catchers that caught our eyes. We loved the dream catchers so much that it inspired us to create our own vintage doily bohemian dream catchers with a few of the items we found at the fair.
Vintage Doily Bohemian Dream Catcher
painter’s cloth or fabric scraps
ribbon/lace in your chosen width + colors
metal macrame ring
- Cut 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide strips out of the painter’s cloth.
- Apply glue to the small edge of the strip and place it on the hoop.
- Start wrapping the strip around the hoop, placing a dot of glue on every other wrap.
There are several ways to attach the vintage doily onto the hoop. For this dream catcher, I wanted to use lace from a table cloth to attach the vintage doily to the hoop.
- Position the doily on the lace in an area that you like.
- Sew the doily onto the lace with a simple whip stitch. I sewed along the inside circle and around the edges of the doily to attach it to the lace.
To create the bottom of the dream catcher, I chose to use strips of painter’s cloth, lace, and gold ribbon. The width and length of the strips will be personal preference. I used lace, ribbon, and painter’s cloth strips that ranged from 1/4″ to 1″ wide. The cut length also varied between 32″ – 39″ long.
- Cut strips of painter’s cloth, lace, and ribbon for the bottom of the dream catcher. I used a total of 16 strips – 3 painter’s cloth, 4 lace, 5 gold ribbon (one for the hanging loop) and 4 white ribbon strips.
- Use fray check on the cut edges of the lace and ribbon to prevent unraveling.
- Optional – to create the frayed edges on the painter’s cloth, remove a few vertical threads from the edges of the cloth. Then, run your hands up and down on the strip to fluff the edge.
- Loop the 15 cut strips onto the hoop in a pattern you like and tighten.
- Loop the last strip onto the top as a hanging loop.
Once all the strips are attached to the hoop, the lace/doily will need to be attached.
- Flip the hoop over to the backside. Center the doily and lace on the backside of the hoop. Run a strip of hot glue over the lace and around the edge of the hoop. Let dry.
- Cut the lace as close to the hoop as possible. Be careful not to cut any of the strips.
- Glue feather stem onto the backside of a strip. Repeat this three times – one in the center and two on side strips.
- Glue the end of the hemp cord onto the backside of the feather stem and wrap to cover it. Cut and glue down the end of the hemp cord.
The vintage doily bohemian dream catcher is now ready to hang. I’m so in love!
Here are a few other dream catchers that my sister and I created. I created a second beachy dream catcher while my sister created a smaller bohemian dream catcher.
What materials would you use to create a dream catcher?